Turnaround Leadership Development Program


This year, my school made notable gains in student achievement.  I highly attribute this success to the guided review and reflection activities of my Action Plan development along with the ongoing support of my Coach.
2017 Turnaround Leadership Development Participant

Scholarships Available!

- Scholarships available to cover 25-50% of program cost

- Scholarship Application Deadline:  Friday, August 6

- Scholarship Submission Requirements:

  • Title page including full name, position, school and district name
  • 1-2 page essay
  • Prompt:  Why would you like to participate in the Turnaround Leadership Development Program and how do you plan to use the resources available and skills gained from this incredible program experience?
  • Submit documents via email to TLD Coordinator, Sarah Reuwsaat, sarah.reuwsaat@esc13.txed.net
  • Scholarship application must be accompanied by full online complete program application

To meet the needs of district summer staffing timelines, we're extending our application window for the 2018-2019 Turnaround Leadership Development Program.  Application window closes August 6 at 5 p.m.

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Information session dates and times:  

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  • July 18, 2018 (In-Person)
    6:00-6:45 p.m.
    Location:  Region 13 ESC
                     5701 Springdale Rd.
                     Austin, TX 78723

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The Turnaround Leadership Development Program at Region 13 provides high quality training, coaching and support to prepare leaders for work in turnaround schools. Turnaround Leadership is defined as: “a dramatic and comprehensive intervention in a low-performing school that produces significant gains in student achievement within two academic years.” (Mass Insight Education & Research Institute, 2007)-The Turnaround Mindset: Aligning Leadership for Student Success 2011 Fairchild & DeMary.  Research suggests that high quality selection, preparation, training and leadership development and coaching is necessary for success.

To be eligible, applicants:

  • Are candidates in a principal or superintendent certification program or are already certified administrators
  • Hold a valid administrator/mid-management or teacher certification
  • Have experience or strong desire to work in low-performing schools

Benefits Include:

  • Well-established programs for training aspiring administrators
  • A cohort model based on best practices for networking and sustainability in turnaround leadership
  • User friendly blended delivery (face-to-face and online) program for working professionals
  • Curriculum that is developed and led by experienced and well trained administrators
  • Curriculum that is fully aligned with the Turnaround Leadership Competencies
  • Opportunities to develop personal strengths for leadership
  • Opportunities for feedback on leadership through BEI and 360 Assessment Data